Internet Safety

How to be Safe Online


A federal law, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), was created to help protect kids online. It's designed to keep anyone from obtaining a child's personal information without a parent knowing about it and agreeing to it first.

COPPA requires websites to explain their privacy policies on the site and get parental consent before collecting or using a child's personal information, such as a name, address, phone number, or Social Security number. The law also prohibits a site from requiring a child to provide more personal information than necessary to play a game or participate in a contest.


*Never get online without asking an adult first

*Never share your name, phone number or address with ANYONE

*Stay away from chat rooms and "bad" sights

*Never reply to emails or messages from someone you do not know

*Always ask an adult if you need HELP or do not UNDERSTAND or have a QUESTION